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Playa de los Artistas

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Seafood, Costa Rican, Mediterranean, South American, Central American, Pacific Rim
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| Across the street from Los Mangos hote, Montezuma, Costa Rica
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a breath of fresh air. The entire experience was so different than what you get from all other restaurants. We found the location to be so charming. The candle light was perfect. Menu was explained to us several times and w love. The food was very good. I became a Barracuda fan. Soft white meat cooked to perfection.... More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I think that we missed out on the restaurant's biggest asset by going after dark. Without the view, we were pretty disappointed. The food was ok but not worth the money in our opinion, and the menu was way too limited (especially for vegetarians). Service was great, though.

Thank Taylor I
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very difficult to see, with only candles. One menu per table. Menu nearly impossible to read, though I read Spanish. We could tell that the staff had to translate the menu for all the diners, but did so with a condescending attitude. The food was fine, but did not live up to the (price) or pretentious build-up. Not worth a... More 

Thank david w
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is special place,situated by the ocean on the beach under the coconut! We had a tuna carpaccio,filled squid and a delicious ceviche. The service was very good I really recommended this place!

Thank Pippottone67
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

The setting of low wooden tables among the trees, lit by candles, with a view of the Pacific, is idyllic. I loved my tuna tartar, but my family did not rave about their pork fillet, or stuffed peppers, which were described as "boring". Would return, perhaps without kids, as I think there were more interesting dishes to try. It was... More 

Thank SpanishTraveller62
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

I really couldn't recommend the place more. Kind staff, amazing, right on the beach dining. Good music playing, good vibes, great cocktails, and superb food. I believe I was under the impression it was mostly Mediterranean but found an ample Italian influence in the dishes. If you are anywhere nearby, do yourself a solid and go here for at least... More 

Thank Keith M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

This place offers the unusual combination of eating food that has clearly been meticulously considered and prepared with sand between your toes. The waitress was helpful and clearly knew the menu well. While expensive for costa rica on a dish for dish basis it is exceptionally good value a) by British standards and b) when the whole experience is considered

Thank Ben S
Tambor, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Very nice place just next to the beach, good food but prices are on the limit for Costa Rica but combined with the location and the quality of the food it is worth to visit.

Thank DiveAcademyBallenaBl
Dallas, Texas
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

The food was wonderful The portions were just right. Smaller than American portions which is perfect when on vacation! Unless you can read Spanish, the waitress will tell you what is on the menu as it changes daily. The menu is handwritten each day and is beautiful to look at. The location is right on the beach. Had a rain... More 

Thank angelashager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Playa de los Artistas is located by the beach some hundred meters from the heart of Montezuma. It has a breathtaking beautiful view over the beach and the sea. We ate dinner here with candles in our table as the sun went down and daylight turned into complete darkness. One of us had tuna and were quite pleased, and one... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $20
Seafood, Costa Rican, Mediterranean, South American, Central American, Pacific Rim
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Across the street from Los Mangos hote, Montezuma, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Montezuma
  • Phone Number: 26420920

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?